Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with today’s Groupon to Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown. Choose between the following options:
- For $27, you get a family membership for immediate family (a $55 value).
For $49, you get an extended-family membership, including immediate family and grandparents (a $100 value).<p>
- Each membership package includes the following:
- Free trail access
- Subscription to The Flyer
- 10% off Barn Owl Shop items
- Public-program discounts
- Booking for birthday parties<p>
Norman Bird Sanctuary nurtures nature’s most feathered inhabitants with more than 325 acres of diverse woodlands and habitats. More than seven miles of trails wind through the wildlife sanctuary’s forests, marshes, and open fields, providing visitors with up-close views of elusive species, awe-inspiring scenery, and pet rocks. With free trail access, members embark on solo missions to spy on great horned owls and peregrine falcons or gather for guided bird walks on select Sundays including November 27 and December 11. Seasonal events, such as the Holly Days celebration, provide members with discounted admission to crafts, raffles, and activities. Summer camps, which begin registration in February, are also available for members only. In addition to strengthening woodland communities, members help to sustain the sanctuary’s 19th century barn museum, children’s area, and educational programs to prevent rebellious young birds from sculpting their crests into feathery mohawks.
Norman Bird Sanctuary
Norman Bird Sanctuary spans more than 300 acres and seven miles of hiking trails where binoculared bird lovers can spy on local and migratory birds. Hikers can explore the woods or climb Hanging Rock to feast on views of the ocean. In addition, the Sanctuary organizes public programs such as hands-on educational events for children and evening lectures for adults.